June 18, 2020 Update

Greetings FOL Friends and Family!


We have had a lot of transitions from March until now, below is a short history and update on our current plans impacted by COVID-19.  This update should also help shed light on how Fountain of Life is moving forward in response to this current situation.


Since May 17th, when we began offering outdoor worship services, we transitioned to having one online worship option.  We don’t know what the future holds, so these adjustments are more sustainable long term.


A decision was then made to combine the two outdoor services to one service at 9am, beginning June 14.  With the weather becoming increasingly hot, we want to make sure our worship experiences are comfortable for everyone through the Summer.  We understand worship services are personal to each individual, and so it is very important for us to continue to offer music elements from both the traditional and contemporary styles.  These outdoor services have hymns and songs familiar to both 8:30am and 11am worship go-ers.  We are also working on ways to improve the listening experience for those that are staying in their cars during the service. (FM Transmitter info coming soon).


The COVID Response Team has received the congregational responses from the survey that went out and have begun work on a transition plan to return to worshipping in the sanctuary.  Two of the goals that we have for reopening is that we would be able to have 2 worship services (1 traditional – 1 contemporary), and that we would be able to do so in a way that is sustainable for an extended period of time.  As the team prepares the transition plan, we will continue to offer the services listed below until at least the end of July.


Online Worship Service: Sundays by 8am

Drive Through Communion: 10:10-10:30am *Weather Permitting*

(for those worshiping at home but wish to partake in the Lord’s Supper)

Outdoor Worship Service: Sundays 9am *Weather Permitting*


Returning to worship in the Sanctuary is on the horizon, as soon as we have a safe and responsible plan to do so.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact the COVID Response Team or Church Office.


COVID Response Team Members:

Ann Foody, (BOSL), Will Blanchard (BOSL)

Stuart Hofman (Elders), and Dinene Crater (Elders)

Pastor Elliott (Staff), Deb Hayward (Staff)


Once we are back in the Sanctuary, we also plan to live stream both service styles each week. This will give the opportunity for our members to worship together in a familiar way, whether they are in the sanctuary or at home!


Lastly, we want to share that the Staff have worked hard to remain accessible by phone and email (and Zoom Meetings) throughout this time!  Karen Wolfe, the church secretary, is still manning the phone.  We don’t want anyone to ever feel isolated from connecting with the office, so feel free to call in, and while she may or may not be in the office, she will be happy to chat with you about whatever… even her dog Piper!


Praying for you and your family during these challenging times,

Sarah Speaks

Media Communications Coordinator